RUMI: THE ART OF LOVING

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Cambridge University professor Reynold Nicholson once remarked that the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi is the “greatest mystical poet of any age.” In Rumi’s vision, love is the very matrix of existence; love is what moves life. His poetry expresses the deepest and the most inclusive layers of love, and thus connects us to an immense source of joy, compassion, creativity, and mystery. 
This book is a new anthology and an original translation of Rumi’s poetry. It is divided into three parts. Part I contains two essays, one on Rumi’s life (“A Messenger from the Sun: A Sketch of Rumi’s Life”) and the other on his thought (“The Path of Love in the Ocean of Life: The Poet’s Voice & Vision”), which help the reader better situate Rumi’s poetry. 
Part II presents 144+1 quatrains (Rubaiyat) of Rumi categorized into 12 thematic chapters:
	On the Pain and Joy of Longing; 
	The Search; 
	Who Am I?; 
	The Beloved’s Face; 
	Die to Yourself; 
	The Art of Living; 
	Night Secrets; 
	Water of Life; 
	Fire of Love; 
	Unity and Union; 
	Peaceful Mind; and 
	Rumi on His Life, Poetry and Death. 
These poems have been selected and translated from the authentic Persian editions of Rumi’s Divan-e Shams (some quatrains found in many Rumi anthologies are based on an unreliable edition; such poems have been avoided in this volume). For readers interested in the cadence and rhythm of the pomes in the original language the Persian reading (in English script) is also given under each translated poem.
Part III is a selection of twelve wisdom stories from Rumi’s own life (taken from a 14th-century biographical work on Rumi). 
A glossary of symbolic terms in Rumi’s poetry, and references to the original sources of the translated poems are also given at the end of the book. 
This anthology brings fresh insight into the work and mind of a master poet who mapped the path of spiritual quest and union, and painted in words the art of loving.

$12.95 (paperback)

132 pages

6 x 9 inches

Published in 2012

ISBN: 978-0-9850568-0-3

Kindle E-book: $7.50

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EVENTS

 

April 11, 2012

Wed., 7-9 pm

Reading & Signing

The King’s English Bookshop

Salt Lake City

 

Website Feature:

Utah State Poetry Society

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June 4, 2012

Monday, 10-11 am

Rumi Lecture

University of Utah

“Spirituality in Social Works” Summer 2012 Class

 

June 8, 2012

Rumi book on the list of “Summer 2012  Reading”

KUER 90.1

RadioWest

44:00-46:45 minutes

Selected by

Ken Sanders

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June 24, 2012

Sunday, 7 pm EST

Tiferet talk with Melissa Studdard

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